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    Coast Guard rescues 4 people from their overturned boat near Freeport, officials say

    28 days ago

    Coast Guard crews rescued four people from their overturned boat earlier this week in Freeport.

    According to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, watchstanders received a mayday call at about 4:47 p.m. on Monday from a crew member who said their tug and barge were rolling over on their side with four people aboard.

    Officials said the boat crew pulled three people on board from a life raft and taken to Station Freeport.

    The fourth person, who reportedly suffered a back injury, was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.

    Their conditions are unknown.

    SEE ALSO: Crews face 'challenging water conditions' amid search for missing person in Lake Houston

    The search for a missing person continues near the San Jacinto River Dam on Wednesday after a boat reportedly capsized in Lake Houston on Tuesday.

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